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Shadowlands Alpha – Build 34199

Shadowlands Alpha – Build 34199
Another build is here!

Ray Traced Shadows
New options were added for ray traced shadows!

Map Update
The Shadowlands map was updated to remove terrain between zones, so it’ll be a little harder to go exploring now.

New Race Descriptions
As with all content in the Alpha, these may not be final.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Alliance – You are a soldier of the noble Alliance, a coalition of kingdoms dedicated to upholding the ideals of valor and justice across Azeroth.
  • Humans – Hailing from the human kingdom of Stormwind, you follow in the footsteps of brave knights, clever sorcerers, and legendary heroes.
  • Night Elves – As one of the ancient and elusive night elves, you have ventured forth from the sacred forests to aid your allies and defend the wilds.
  • Gnomes – Though you may be small in stature, gnomes bring unrivaled ingenuity and fierce determination to stand tall beside your allies.
  • Draenei – The draenei fled a distant world overcome by demonic corruption. But Azeroth is now your people’s home, and you have sworn to defend it.
  • Worgen – Though the worgen curse infected your home kingdom of Gilneas, you have learned to master your feral rage.
  • Horde – You are a soldier of the mighty Horde, a disparate band of races united in their pursuit of freedom, honor, and glory.
  • Orcs – Though the orcs came to this world seeking conquest, you now stand alongside your allies as fierce defenders of Azeroth.
  • Forsaken – The undead Forsaken may be shunned by the living, but your people are determined to rise above the ruins of the past to forge a new future.
  • Tauren – As one of the wise and noble tauren, you have pledged your physical might and spiritual resolve to honor the legacy of your ancestors.
  • Trolls – Renouncing the savagery of other troll tribes, you and your fellow Darkspear protect Azeroth with cunning ferocity.
  • Blood Elves – Though your people have endured tragedy and betrayal, the blood elves have reclaimed your kingdom’s birthright and seek a bold new destiny.
  • Goblins – As members of the Bilgewater Cartel, you and your fellow goblins have sided with the Horde for the promise of adventure… and profit!

Torghast, Tower of the Damned Changes

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker)
Classes

  • Warriors now have Anima Powers available to them and can now access Torghast, Tower of the Damned.
  • Priests have received new Anima Powers.
  • Fixed an bug that allowed creative testers to play classes that weren’t quite ready for Torghast yet.

Areas

  • A new cell block, The Soulforges, is now available in Torghast. Speak to the Wayfinder to access it.
  • Flask-Torghast has also taken up residence in Revendreth’s Pridefall Hamlet.

Updates

  • Anima Cells have new Maw themed visuals.
  • The Anima Power “Bloating Fodder” should appear less often.
  • Maw Sentries and Maw Guards now disarm their opponents less often.
  • Fixed a bug in which the Random Portals floor caused portals to be a bit too random.

A note about testing during the last week’s Alpha, in which some testers were able to look at classes in Torghast that were incomplete:

Fortunately, most warrior abilities were in place and functional last week. Nonetheless, today’s new Alpha includes additional warrior powers and bugfixes.

On the other hand, there were testers who looked at shaman abilities that were a remnant of an internal Torghast prototype from over a year ago. While the spirit of some of those abilities may be seen in future shaman Anima Powers, no one should expect them to have survived intact.

Few things survive in Torghast.

Achievement Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Draenor
Exploration

  • Draenor Pathfinder Complete the Draenor achievements listed below. Rewards: Soaring Skyterror and Draenor Flying. 25 points. Account Wide. Reward: Soaring Skyterror. 25 points. Account Wide.

Legion
Exploration

  • Broken Isles Pathfinder, Part Two Complete the Broken Isles achievements listed below. Reward: Broken Isles Flying. 25 points. Account Wide. Increased Mount Speed in Broken Isles. 25 points. Account Wide.

Shadowlands
Quests

Shadowlands Dungeon
Dungeons & Raids

  • I Only Have Eyes For You (New) Reanimate and then defeat Duraka the Unbreakable in Sanguine Depths on Mythic Difficulty. 10 points.
  • Kaal-ed Shot (New) Defeat General Kaal in the Sanguine Depths while affected by Slammed! on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.

Spell Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Companions

  • Glimr (New) Right Click to summon and dismiss this companion. Instant.

Item Set Bonuses

  • Item – Death Knight T21 Frost 4P Bonus When you deal Frost damage, you have a chance to release a barrage of icy spikes at your target dealing [ 36.9% of Attack Power ] Frost damage. Approximately 1.69 procs per minute. 2 procs per minute.
  • Item – Shaman T20 Restoration 2P Bonus Your healing spells have a chance to increase the Critical Strike chance of your next Riptide by 100%. Approximately 1.69 procs per minute. 2 procs per minute.
  • Thundercrash Armor Your damaging spells and abilities have a chance to shock your target, dealing 9 Nature damage. Approximately 1.69 procs per minute. 2 procs per minute.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Balance

  • Eclipse Starfire has a 25% chance to empower Wrath for 10 sec, and Wrath has a 25% chance to empower Starfire for 10 sec. Each Eclipse may occur once every 30 sec. Eclipse (Solar) Starfire has a 25% chance to empower Wrath for 10 sec, and Wrath has a 25% chance to empower Starfire for 10 sec. Each Eclipse may occur once every 30 sec. Eclipse (Solar) Starfire has a 25% chance to empower Wrath for 10 sec, and Wrath has a 25% chance to empower Starfire for 10 sec. Each Eclipse may occur once every 30 sec. Eclipse (Solar) Starfire has a 25% chance to empower Wrath for 10 sec, and Wrath has a 25% chance to empower Starfire for 10 sec. Each Eclipse may occur once every 30 sec. Eclipse (Solar) Starfire has a 25% chance to empower Wrath for 10 sec, and Wrath has a 25% chance to empower Starfire for 10 sec. Each Eclipse may occur once every 30 sec Casting 3 Starfires empowers Wrath for 10 sec. Casting 3 Wraths empowers Starfire for 10 sec. These Eclipses occur in alternation. Eclipse (Solar) Casting 3 Starfires empowers Wrath for 10 sec. Casting 3 Wraths empowers Starfire for 10 sec. These Eclipses occur in alternation. Eclipse (Solar) Casting 3 Starfires empowers Wrath for 10 sec. Casting 3 Wraths empowers Starfire for 10 sec. These Eclipses occur in alternation. Eclipse (Solar) Casting 3 Starfires empowers Wrath for 10 sec. Casting 3 Wraths empowers Starfire for 10 sec. These Eclipses occur in alternation. Eclipse (Solar) Casting 3 Starfires empowers Wrath for 10 sec. Casting 3 Wraths empowers Starfire for 10 sec. These Eclipses occur in alternation. Eclipse (Solar) [ERROR: sure looks like an infinite loop] Eclipse (Lunar) [ERROR: sure looks like an infinite loop] Eclipse (Lunar) [ERROR: sure looks like an infinite loop] Eclipse (Lunar) [ERROR: sure looks like an infinite loop] Eclipse (Lunar) [ERROR: sure looks like an infinite loop] Eclipse (Lunar) [ERROR: sure looks like an infinite loop] Druid – Balance Spec. Druid – Balance Spec.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)

  • Invisibility Turns you invisible over 3 sec, reducing threat each second. While invisible, you are untargetable by enemies. Lasts 20 sec. Taking any action cancels the effect. Mage – Arcane Spec. Mage – Arcane Spec. 3% of Base Mana. Instant. 5 min cooldown.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Mistweaver

  • Rising Mist Rising Sun Kick heals all allies with your Renewing Mist, Enveloping Mist, or Essence Font for [ 30% [ 20% of Spell Power ], and extends those effects by 2 sec 4 sec, up to 100% of their original duration. Mistweaver Monk – Level 100 Talent. Mistweaver Monk – Level 100 Talent.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Holy

  • Awakening Light of Dawn has Word of Glory and Light of Dawn have a 15% chance to grant you Avenging Wrath for 10 sec. Holy Paladin – Level 90 Talent. Holy Paladin – Level 90 Talent.

Retribution

  • Retribution Paladin Decreases damage/healing by 27%: Blade of Justice, Consecration, Crusader Strike, Divine Storm, Execution Sentence, Eye for an Eye, Hammer of Reckoning, Hammer of Wrath, Holy Prism, Holy Shock, Judgment, Justicar’s Vengeance, Light’s Hammer, Sanctified Wrath, Shield of the Righteous, Templar’s Verdict, Wake of Ashes, Zeal Decreases periodic damage/healing by 27%: Blade of Justice, Consecration, Crusader Strike, Divine Storm, Execution Sentence, Eye for an Eye, Hammer of Reckoning, Hammer of Wrath, Holy Prism, Holy Shock, Judgment, Justicar’s Vengeance, Light’s Hammer, Sanctified Wrath, Shield of the Righteous, Templar’s Verdict, Wake of Ashes, Zeal Increases damage/healing by 94%: Flash of Light Increases damage/healing by 300%: Consecration Paladin – Retribution Spec. Paladin – Retribution Spec.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Affliction, Demonology, Destruction

  • Amplify Curse Your next Curse of Recklessness, Curse of Tongues or Curse of Weakness applies another effect on the enemy. Curse of Recklessness Movement speed reduced by 500% Also applies Curse of Exhaustion, reducing the target’s movement speed by 70% for 8 sec. Curse of Tongues Increases casting time by an additional 500% 30%. Curse of Weakness Enemy is unable to critically strike. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. Instant. 45 sec cooldown. Requires Warlock. Requires level 20+.

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Arms

  • Bladestorm Become an unstoppable storm of destructive force, striking up to 8 nearby targets for [ 350% of Attack Power ] Physical damage over 6 sec. You are immune to movement impairing and loss of control effects, but can use defensive abilities and can avoid attacks. Requires Two-Handed Melee Weapon. Warrior – Arms Spec. Warrior – Arms Spec. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.
  • Sudden Death Your attacks have a chance to make your next Execute cost no Rage, be usable on any target regardless of their health, and deal damage as if you spent 40 Rage. Arms Warrior – Level 15 Talent. Arms Warrior – Level 15 Talent. Approximately 1.69 procs per minute. 1.7 procs per minute.

Arms, Fury, Protection

  • Overwatch Name changed from “Overwatch ” to “Overwatch”.

Fury

  • Bladestorm Become an unstoppable storm of destructive force, striking up to 8 nearby targets for [ 500% of Attack Power ] Physical damage over 4 sec. You are immune to movement impairing and loss of control effects, but can use defensive abilities and avoid attacks. Generates 20 Rage over the duration. Requires Two-Handed Melee Weapon. Fury Warrior – Level 90 Talent. Fury Warrior – Level 90 Talent. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.
  • Sudden Death Your attacks have a chance to reset the cooldown of Execute and make it usable on any target, regardless of their health. Fury Warrior – Level 15 Talent. Fury Warrior – Level 15 Talent. Approximately 1.69 procs per minute. 1.7 procs per minute.

Professions
Blacksmithing

  • Relic of the Past I (New) Create a Relic of the Past I. Blacksmithing. Blacksmithing. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Cobalt Ore x 5.
  • Relic of the Past V (New) Create a Relic of the Past V. Blacksmithing. Blacksmithing. 10 sec cast. Reagents: Fel Iron Ore x 7.

Engineering

  • Portable Micro-Maw Name changed from “Deployable Black Hole Generator” to “Portable Micro-Maw”.

Leatherworking

  • Relic of the Past I (New) Create a Relic of the Past I. Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Coarse Leather x 5.
  • Relic of the Past V (New) Create a Relic of the Past V. Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 10 sec cast. Reagents: Raw Beast Hide x 7.

Riding

  • Broken Isles Pathfinder Increases mounted movement speed in the Broken Isles by 20%. Rank 1. Rank 1. Riding. Riding.
  • Broken Isles Pathfinder Increases mounted movement speed in the Broken Isles by 20% and allows flying. Rank 2. Rank 2. Riding. Riding.

Tailoring

Misc Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Battle Masters

  • All Arenas – Level: 15-120. Players: 5. Rated players: 5. Maps: Ashamane’s Fall, Bastion Arena, Black Rook Hold Arena, Blade’s Edge Arena, Dalaran Sewers, Hook Point, Mugambala, Nagrand Arena, Ruins of Lordaeron, Shado-Pan Showdown, The Robodrome, The Tiger’s Peak, Tol’Viron Arena.
  • Bastion Arena (New) – Level: 60. Players: 5. Rated players: 5. Map: Bastion Arena.

Currency Types
Shadowlands

  • Reservoir Anima (New)
  • Soul Type A (New)
  • Soul Type B (New)
  • Soul Type C (New)

Map Areas
Unknown

  • Bubbling Wastes (New)
  • Everdawn Terrace – Name changed from “Anima Extractor” to “Everdawn Terrace”.
  • Forge of Pestilience (New)
  • Forlorn Respite (New)
  • Jeff SW Quadrant > Bastion Arena (New) – Music: ZONE_80_PVP_KulTirasArena.
  • Mistveil Tangle (New)
  • Oaken Assembly (New)
  • Oozing Fields (New)
  • Putrified Forest (New)
  • The Broken Tower (New)
  • The Festering Sanctum (New)
  • The In-Between (New)
  • Tirisfal Glades > Catacombs of Regret – Name changed from “Tirisfal Glades > The Catacombs” to “Tirisfal Glades > Catacombs of Regret”.
  • Tirna Scithe (New)
  • Virulent Mire (New)

Map Difficulties

  • Bastion Arena – Name changed from “9.0 Bastion Arena – PvP” to “Bastion Arena”. Max players: 5.

Maps
Shadowlands

  • Bastion Arena – Name changed from “9.0 Bastion Arena – PvP” to “Bastion Arena”. Directory: 2373. Type: Normal. Horde Description: “The Robodrome”. Arena. Time is always 12:00am. Horde Description: “The Robodrome”.

Strings Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • CHARACTER_CUSTOMIZATION_CHOICE_NAME_AND_ID (New) – %d %s
  • COVENANT_MISSIONS_COMPLETE_SCREEN_SPEED_UP (New) – x2
  • NPEV2_SPELLBOOK_TUTORIAL – Open your |cFF00FFFFSpellbook|r to see your abilities new abilities
  • NPEV2_SPELLBOOKREMINDER_PART2 (New) – You just received |cFF00FFFF%s|r
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_RT_SHADOW_QUALITY (New) – Improves shadow quality with ray tracing, which produces shadows with more natural softness, greatly increased precision, and from additional light sources.
  • RT_SHADOW_QUALITY (New) – Ray Traced Shadows
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_459 – That guest doesn’t want this. already has tea.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_469 (New) – That guest doesn’t want this.
  • VIDEO_OPTIONS_RT_SHADOW_QUALITY_FAIR (New) – Ray Traced Shadows from directional light sources at reduced resolution.
  • VIDEO_OPTIONS_RT_SHADOW_QUALITY_HIGH (New) – Ray Traced Shadows from directional and local light sources at full resolution.
  • VIDEO_OPTIONS_RT_SHADOW_QUALITY_MEDIUM (New) – Ray Traced Shadows from directional and local light sources at reduced resolution.